September 20, 2001: This is not, however, just America's fight. And what is at stake is not just America's freedom. This is the world's fight. This is civilization's fight. This is the fight of all who believe in progress and pluralism, tolerance and freedom.
Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. (Applause.)
Speech delivered at West Point, June 1, 2002: Some worry that it is somehow undiplomatic or impolite to speak the language of right and wrong. I disagree. (Applause.) Different circumstances require different methods, but not different moralities. (Applause.) Moral truth is the same in every culture, in every time, and in every place. Targeting innocent civilians for murder is always and everywhere wrong. (Applause.) Brutality against women is always and everywhere wrong. (Applause.) There can be no neutrality between justice and cruelty, between the innocent and the guilty. We are in a conflict between good and evil, and America will call evil by its name. (Applause.) By confronting evil and lawless regimes, we do not create a problem, we reveal a problem. And we will lead the world in opposing it. (Applause.)
Tony Blair's speech before th House of Commons, 3/18/03: Insecurity spreads
like contagion. So people crave stability and order.
The threat is chaos. And there are two begetters of chaos. Tyrannical regimes with WMD and extreme terrorist groups who profess a perverted and false view of Islam.
President Bush, 8/25/03: "No nation can be neutral in the struggle between civilization and chaos."
President Bush, Remarks by the President to Military Personnel and Families, Trent Field,Fort Stewart, Georgia 9/12/03: No free nation can be neutral in the fight between civilization and chaos. Terrorists in Iraq have attacked representatives of the civilized world, and opposing them and defeating them must be the cause of the civilized world.
Speech in front to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 9/23/03: Events
during the past two years have set before us the clearest of divides: between
those who seek order, and those who spread chaos; between those who work for
peaceful change, and those who adopt the methods of gangsters; between those
who honor the rights of man, and those who deliberately take the lives of men
and women and children without mercy or shame.
Between these alternatives there is no neutral ground. All governments that support terror are complicit in a war against civilization. No government should ignore the threat of terror, because to look the other way gives terrorists the chance to regroup and recruit and prepare. And all nations that fight terror, as if the lives of their own people depend on it, will earn the favorable judgment of history.
By PAUL KRUGMAN,"A Willful Ignorance," The New York Times: October 28, 2003: Mr. Bush's ignorance may reflect his lack of curiosity: "The best way to get the news," he says, "is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff." Two words: emperor, clothes.
President Bush during his Press Conference on April 13, 2004 made the following statement: "I also have this belief, strong belief that freedom is not this country's gift to the world. Freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man and woman in this world. And as the greatest power on the face of the earth we have an obligation to help the spread of freedom."